Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Norse Mythology) for Monday, December 17, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 71):
After turning himself into a mare, he gave birth to an 8-legged horse that was later the prized steed of Odin
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Josh Demby, a real estate agent from Denver, Colorado
|Alex Cervenak, a historical interpreter from Hamtramck, Michigan
|Jackie Fuchs, an attorney & writer from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $14,200)
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Correct response: Who is Loki?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Loki is the shape-shifting trickster figure in Norse myth; he has taken many forms in North myth, including a salmon, mare, fly, and possibly even a woman named Þökk.
In the case of Odin’s prized steed, Sleipnir, the stallion father was Svaðilfari.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Alex $2,800 + $0 = $2,800 (Who is
Josh $9,000 + $8,000 = $17,000
Jackie $10,000 + $9,889 = $19,889 (2-day total: $34,089)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SPORTY BRAND NAME MEANINGS $400 (15th pick)
Jackie 3000 -3000 (Josh 1600 Alex 1400)
2) EUROPEAN CAPITAL CITIES $1600 (4th pick)
Jackie 3800 +3800 (Alex 2400 Josh 1400)
3) THE MEXICAN WAR $1600 (25th pick)
Jackie 12000 -2000 (Josh 7800 Alex 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -17
J! round: ON THE SLAB $200 & SPORTY BRAND NAME MEANINGS $200
DJ! Round: WOMEN IN MATH & SCIENCE $1200, $1600 & $2000 & THE MEXICAN WAR $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $7,200
Jackie $12,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.37% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Josh $9,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.57% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts
Alex $2,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.45% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $24,600
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,200
Jackie Fuchs, stats to date:
35 correct, 7 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts
33.33% in first on buzzer (34/102)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,100
Jackie Fuchs, to win:
3 games: 37.06%
Avg. streak: 2.589 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 169 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 4.7237 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.8186).
An average of 8.5814 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.2614).
An early cutoff took place 32.263% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Jackie Fuchs qualified 5.393% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 39.318% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 15.928% of the time.
Mary Ann Borer qualified 3.742% of the time.
Kyle Becker qualified 0.079% of the time.
Scott McFadden qualified 0.002% of the time.
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